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Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Parents near you!


This group is for Chihuahua lovers who want to socialize their Chihuahuas for play, for fun and learn more about keeping them healthy, trained and well cared for. All Chihuahuas are welcome!

We play, we learn, discuss behavioral issues, socialization, training, nutrition and also help with animal rescue efforts. We gladly assist and support doggies in need of rescue and/or adoption.


We meet twice a month in the summer and at least once a month in the winter. Sometimes more if there are special events we can participate in. Events and meets are held locally. Exceptions are to special volunteer events or other dog-friendly outings in Chicagoland.

Please note that this group is strictly for Chihuahua socialization, learning and doggie assistance efforts -- not for dog sales or breeding purposes--please do not use our site to try to mate or sell your dogs.

This group is for Chihuahuas and Chihuahua-mixes only, please do not join if your dog is not a Chihuahua or try to pass your dog off as a Chihuahua. If your dog is not a Chihuahua but you need help finding a dog group, you are welcome to contact us so we can help you find play group for your dog - we're always happy to help.

You must join the group to participate in our events. South Suburban Chihuahua is a non-profit organization.

Upcoming events (3)

Dinner With Your Chihuahua & Friends 2019

Public Landing Restaurant

What could be more exciting than an evening patio dinner with your chihuahua? Bring your well behaved and LEASHED chihuahuas to join us for dinner at the Public Landing Restaurant's patio area (http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/patio.html). There is even a doggie menu - YUM! Click here (http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/yappetizers-for-dogs.html) to learn more about the restaurant and pricing (everyone pays their own). Things of note: ~ all chihuahuas must be leashed - no exceptions & no retractable leashes please! ~ there will be other dogs there, so if your chihuahua does not like other dogs around, do reconsider and join us another time ~ dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant, please do not bring them inside ~ Each doggie family pays their own meal ~ for this one we need a total of people joining the dogs as we need to give a total headcount. When you RSVP - do so for your dog only, but note in the comments how many people. This is very important as this will ensure we have seating for everyone. If we do not get a response, we will assume one person, and sometimes restaurants won't sit people unless the whole party is there. So we appreciate your cooperation with this. Thanks! ~ pray for no rain and decent weather!

SAVE THE DATE - 11th Annual Chihuahua Pool Party!!

Piranha's House

It's our 11th year anniversary help us celebrate! Fenced yard. Check. Tasty treats. Check. Room to run & play. Priceless! We will play from 1:00-4:00pm Please join us for this backyard play date and doggy pool party. Weather permitting, of course. You are welcome to bring a dish to celebrate the occasion. Please let us know what you are planning to bring when you RSVP! Due to limited space, please do not attend if you have not RSVPd or are on the wait list - we appreciate your understanding. A few things for your Chihuahuas' health & safety: ~ Please ask before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear leashes until inside the backyard ~Please clean up after your chihuahua ~This is a fully-fenced backyard with no gaps - but you must still keep an eye on your chihuahuas What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the Chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Chihuahuas get along very well with each other - so they need their own time to figure out who they like best and who they want to play with. Most new Chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out. They are all different! Check out last year's photos (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/) 2016: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/27145935/ 2015: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/26328007/ 2014: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/23462942/ 2013: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/16412242/ (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/) 201 (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/)2: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/9971432/ 2011: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/ 2010: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/1091609/18475368/#[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/1091609/18475368/#[masked]) And the year 2009: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/675492/?photoAlbumId=675492&photoId Please note: The pool is for dogs, not people. :) *There is no alcohol served at any of our hosted events, only public venues*

SAVE THE DATE - Chihuahuas in the City: End of Summer Cruise 2019

We are once again invading the city with our tiny canine companions -- Watch out!The 90-minute canine cruise tours the river/lakefront. For those interested, after the tour we will go to the outdoor cafe adjacent to the boat drop off to have lunch with our chihuahuas. Check out photos from previous years: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/720459/ Here is the link to the Cruise Company: http://www.mercurycruises.com/tours A few things... ~ Please arrive EARLY before 9:30am to pay at the ticket office. Boarding begins at 9:30am. Everyone will be given name tags to identify us as a group. -We're negotiating pricing -- DO NOT BUY YOUR TICKETS YET!!! ~It is located at the Southeast corner of Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr. - across the street from the Wrigley building and Tribune Tower. Suggest you carry your Chihuahua as that is a very busy area until you get to the lower area where the boat is. ~Discounted Parking is available across the street at 111 E. Wacker Drive. Call Mercury Skyline Cruise directly for the details. ~Lunch costs are separate from the cruise costs and on your own - you are not required to stay for lunch following the tour. ~All doggies must be leashed - no exceptions - retractable leashes are strongly discouraged ~Water bowls will be provided ~A newspaper lined 'go' area will be available, in order to avoid this, we suggest you have your dog 'go' before attending if possible ~This is a public canine cruise - there will be other non-chihuahuas on the boat ~Only RSVP for your dog, not yourself ~Questions? Call us at[masked] or email us - please try more than once when calling as the phone is not always audible *Please check this site before leaving your house to ensure that the meet hasn't been cancelled*

Past events (208)

2019 Summer Picnic & Live Music in The Park - Beatles Tribute Band

Bettenhausen Recreation Center

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